In partnership with the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS), the Family History Fair will be held at the Chatham Branch of Chatham-Kent Public Library on Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Visit with local historical groups, tour local history collections, learn about online resources and get genealogy tips from experienced researchers. We've got kids activities too, so bring the whole family!

From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, meet with genealogy and local history organizations at the Family History Fair Expo.  Visit all Expo booths for a chance to win a DNA kit, Family Tree Maker 2017, subscription to MyHeritage or other great door prizes generously provided by Kent Branch OGS! 

The Family History Fair is open to all interested and is free to attend. All events are offered at Chatham Branch, CKPL, at 120 Queen Street in Chatham.

Event Schedule

10:00 to 11:00 am

Opening Address
Using Local Newspapers for Genealogy Research
Presented by Art Rhyno, Systems Librarian, University of Windsor

2:00 to 3:00 pm

Genealogy 101 
Learn tips and trick for starting your family history search 

11:00 to 1:00 pm

Family History Fair Expo
10+ local history and genealogy groups are participating

3:00 to 4:00 pm

Keynote Address: Using DNA for Genealogy Research
Presented by Angela Churchill

12:00 to 2:00 pm

Scan-a-thon
Bring in your documents and photographs to be digitized
*Don't forget to bring your USB

All Day

Children's activities

1:30 to 2:00 pm

Movie Presentation: "Dresden Story"

Participating Organizations